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Daily iPad App: ScreenLab

Daily iPad App: ScreenLab | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you look at your lock screen and see wasted screen real estate, then you should check out ScreenLab from Lemonskin. ScreenLab allows you to design a lock screen wallpaper filled with useful information. Because it uses the lock screen, ScreenLab can display these details to anyone, even when they don't have the passcode to your iOS device."

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Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Hopscotch and Kodable aim to teach kids the programming basics.
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Paula Jamieson's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:06 PM

This is something I'd like to explore further. I have been asked several times lately "How do you make an App".......we all need to start somewhere.

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Gmail for iPad Updated: Now Lets You Open Links in Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube

Gmail for iPad Updated: Now Lets You Open Links in Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Gmail app for iPad and iPhone has been updated today, and added the ability to open links directly in 3 leading Google apps: Google Maps, Chrome, and YouTube. Today’s update is Version 2.2.7182...
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Mary Beth's curator insight, May 6, 2013 7:17 PM

More schools are turning to google for the ease and FREEdom.

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Mr P's ICT blog - iPads in the Classroom: Utilising the iPad to enhance Primary Science lessons

Mr P's ICT blog - iPads in the Classroom: Utilising the iPad to enhance Primary Science lessons | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Many of my posts look at ways to use the iPads in Literacy and Numeracy to enhance learning and engage, motivate and inspire children. But how can using the iPad also help children in other subjects like Science, History or Geography? Here are some ideas about how using the iPad can help the children show, share and develop their learning in these subjects with a distinct focus on Science."

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Michelle Thomson's comment, July 2, 2013 9:25 AM
Great suggestions for integration with young students!
Doug D's curator insight, April 25, 2015 5:29 AM

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Welcome to appoLearning! (HD)

The best educational apps for kids, handpicked by teachers. http://www.appolearning.com/
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Wondering what appoLearning is all about? Great video introduction!

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Top 5 Apps You Want On Your iPad (including 'how to' video links)

Top 5 Apps You Want On Your iPad (including 'how to' video links) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Following a request for my favourite iPad apps, I have included those central to my workflow as an educator. I offer my top 5, with a few suggestions for application of each in the classroom. (Please click on each title for link to video)"

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7 Peripherals and Accessories I Love! « techchef4u

7 Peripherals and Accessories I Love! « techchef4u | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"A recent text from my hubby prompted the following post. As you may or may not know, I am a bit of a gadget fanatic. I love tinkering with the latest and greatest and then providing feedback to vendors, as well as options to teachers for the best tools for their classroom."

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wwwatanabe: Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with iPads--Part 2

wwwatanabe: Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with iPads--Part 2 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1, http://ow.ly/kJSPi   the focus was how to do a close reading. In Part 2, the focus is how to annotate with iPads, and insights gained from a lesson done http://ow.ly/kJSRh ; with students in first through third grades."

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34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf

34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A collection of assistive technology & software that can be used for students with disabilities, such as Dragon Dictation, iTalk, Moody Me, Quizlet, etc.
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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:09 AM

Great apps for student's with disabilities.  

Jane Strunck's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:44 PM

Consider usefulness of an app according to learner preferences and strengths, educational goal and characteristics of the app itself. 

 

Blaine Morrow's curator insight, May 13, 2013 11:22 AM

"Samantha Thomas, a student, future librarian, and educator at Kutztown University, created this handycollection of assistive technologies that you may find helpful. Some are commonly used with special needs individuals, such as augmentative & alternative communication apps like My Pictures Talk,Look2Learn, and iTalk. Others are general consumer apps, such as Evernote, Google Earth, andAudacity."

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Stop wasting time closing all apps in the multitasking bar

Stop wasting time closing all apps in the multitasking bar | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Will closing apps from the multitasking bar speed app your iPad and preserve battery? No - that's a myth. Save yourself the time and don't do it.
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OSnap! Grab This iPad App While It's Free

OSnap! Grab This iPad App While It's Free | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"OSnap is an iPad app that I reviewed a couple of months ago. The app is available in a “lite” version and in a “pro” version. The pro version is currently available for free. It’s an excellent app for creating time-lapse and stop-motion videos."

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20 Evernote Search Features You Should Be Using

20 Evernote Search Features You Should Be Using | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It’s one thing to use Evernote, but it’s entirely another thing to master Evernote. If you’re new to Evernote, I don’t want to come across like it’s something complicated – it’s not, in fact, it’s the complete opposite.
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Martha Schade's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:42 AM
Evernote is supposed to be a brilliant tool for storing and quickly accessing information.
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The Utility and Drawbacks of Translation Apps

The Utility and Drawbacks of Translation Apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Translation apps have improved because more people are using them, allowing the apps to make more accurate associations with sounds, text and meaning.
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Julie Frye's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:50 AM

Always good to allow students to test translation tools. 

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iPad Tip ~ How to Instantly Organize Apps in Alphabetical Order

iPad Tip ~  How to Instantly Organize Apps in Alphabetical Order | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you love to keep your apps organized, we have a great tip for you today. By going to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Home Screen Layout, your iPad will not only reorganize all stock apps to their default positions, but also organize all non-stock apps in alphabetical order."

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Paula Jamieson's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:05 PM

Maybe this is something that you've always wanted to do? Have your iPad apps organized in alphabetical order. This would be a nightmare for me (a visual learner) as more often than not I don't necessarily know the name of the app but I know what the icon looks like (or the folder that I have put it into). I choose to organize my apps into folders eg ABC's, Word Work, Nurturing Thinking etc. Keep in mind though I use my device predominantly for 'modelling' and to inform others so I have hundreds (did I say hundreds.....my 64gb device is almost full AGAIN).

 

If though, you have individual devices assigned to your classroom that are not jam packed with too many Apps, this may be just the thing for you!

John Pearce's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:39 PM

I must admit that I prefer to organise my apps under folders according to type, (though there are times that this system also 'lets me down'). This could be a useful strategy for user who have quite a few screens of apps.

Rebecca Penina Simon's comment, May 10, 2013 3:33 PM
I definitely understand - my 32 GB iPad is completely full. I have to keep deleting and reinstalling the apps that I do need to use.
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Moving Beyond Substitution with iPads | Jenny Jongste

Moving Beyond Substitution with iPads | Jenny Jongste | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"iPads are the perfect device to assist with this “Transformation”.

Below I have a number of sample set of activities incorporating iPads with the SAMR model."

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TinkerBox - Free Physics and Engineering Game Puzzle App - Autodesk

TinkerBox - Free Physics and Engineering Game Puzzle App - Autodesk | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Tinkerbox is a free, fun-to-play physics and engineering game and puzzle app that puts you in the role of inventor, problem solver, and engineer extraordinaire.

 

Tackle the forces of physics to solve mechanical riddles or create amazing 3D contraptions. Whether inventing or solving, you can test your gadgets in a 3D landscape and share them with friends.

 

Once you start tinkering with TinkerBox, you’ll never look at engineering the same way again.

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izaak sr's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:29 PM

Els nens demanen aquest tipus d'educació experimental mitjançant la simulació.

Noeline Wright's comment, July 12, 2013 3:45 AM
could be useful for science teachers wanting to gauge its use for developing conceptual thinking
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Creating your own school iPad App - Mark Anderson's Blog

Creating your own school iPad App - Mark Anderson's Blog | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As a general rule, I don’t tend to blog too much about what I get up to at School, that’s not really what my blog is about. That said however, some of you that also follow me on Twitter may have seen me tweeting recently about a student I teach who has developed an iPad App for the School. A few people, such as Pedagoo asked me to write about it and so here are some of the steps to how this happened, so that, if you wanted to try and replicate this yourself, you might be able to."

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Reading a Ruler on iPads

Reading a Ruler on iPads | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are so many virtual iPad tools that I love using with my students (base ten blocks, sticky notes, geoboard, atlas, glossary, dry erase board…). One free app that can substitute a ruler is Ruler for iPad and iPhone.  Have students place an item on their iPad screen or measure distance between two points they tap on the plane."

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Awesome Chart on " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart on " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

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"Adult learning is a vast area of educational research and probably one of the most complicated. Adults learn differently and have different strategies in learning. Adults Learning Theory and Principles explain in details these strategies and sheds more light on how adults cultivate knowledge.

 Talking about adult learning brings us to the concept of Andragogy. According to the article Malcolm Knowles an American practitioner and theorist of adult education, defined andragogy as “the art and science of helping adults learn”. Knowles identified the six principles of adult learning as:"
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Michael Heffelfinger's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:40 AM

Always good reviewing the basics. Highly suggest reviewing the adult learning principles on a regular basis.

Sonya Matos's curator insight, December 18, 2013 7:50 PM

Want to learn the differences between pedagogy and andragogy?  This charts presents them in a very simple way that anyone can understand!!!

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Clip web pages to Evernote with Dolphin Browser for iPad | Bright Ideas

Clip web pages to Evernote with Dolphin Browser for iPad | Bright Ideas | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"We’ve made no secret of our love for Evernote here at Bright Ideas, as it’s one of the best ways to keep notes and bookmarks together. One great feature of Evernote is the Web Clipper which works in most major web browsers and makes it easy to save articles for later reading. But on the iPad it’s a bit of a different story, as the iPad’s built in Safari browser doesn’t integrate very well with the Evernote web clipper."

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wwwatanabe: Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1

wwwatanabe: Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Students need to be taught how to read complex texts. One of the strategies for learning how is close reading. It slows the reader down to notice and ponder more. It also connects meaning and builds systems of thought. http://ow.ly/kJSLV ; "

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MacReach Show #63 - Assessing with Video - EdReach

MacReach Show #63 - Assessing with Video - EdReach | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In this age of common formative assessments, summative assessments, one test after another, etc. There is another way, a way to really see student growth.
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Audubon Owls - Discover the Owls In Your Neighborhood

Audubon Owls - Discover the Owls In Your Neighborhood | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Audubon Owls http://ow.ly/kIDOr   is an iPhone app (it will work on iPads too but it’s not optimized for them) that is small, multimedia encyclopedia of North American owls. Through the app you can learn about nineteen types of owls. The app provides maps of the range of each owl. To help you identify owls that you might hear in your part of North America, the app offers audio recordings of each owl’s calls. And as you might expect there are multiple pictures of each owl."

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Content Creation Apps

Content Creation Apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The trend in the past year of iPad usage is slowly moving towards using the iPad as a creation device, as opposed to just a consumption device. More and more people I know are creating great materi...
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How to fix iPad or iPhone apps stuck installing

How to fix iPad or iPhone apps stuck installing | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Guide showing several ways on how to fix iPhone apps stuck installing. Updating or waiting apps can be caused by a variety of reasons including storage.
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